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Countdown to Opening Day for the 2021 Season: May 15th 11:00 AM!

Kings Island is now open for 2021.

Oldiesmann

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  1. I don't consider removing one of the best parts of the ride a "solution". Sure, the ride will be smoother, but it won't be nearly as fun without the loop.
  2. I don't think it will be back, mainly because they couldn't afford to compete with Holidayfest (which saw an astonishing 52% increase in attendance last year...)
  3. Removing the loop is the wrong thing to do in my opinion. That was the best part of the ride, and it won't be the same without it. The loop wasn't the problem. It was just a rough ride altogether. I'm all for anything that makes it a smoother ride, but not if it involves removing the one thing that made the ride so famous to begin with.
  4. Thanks for the info. I was going to attend that conference call as well, but it looked like it was more for investors so I skipped out. WinterFest's main problem is that it's too darn expensive, especially compared to local competition, mainly HolidayFest (see http://www.holidayfestatthebeach.com for this year's prices).
  5. I didn't expect them to buy all five parks, but I am excited to see what the company will do with them, even though we probably won't see any changes until next season.
  6. I'm with the people who want CedarFair to buy PKI. They've got a great track record with Cedar Point (hundreds of awards, quality top-notch rides) and I think they'd be the best ones, especially since their only business is amusement parks. I don't really see why Anheuser-Busch would be interested in King's Island - it doesn't really fit in with their current offerings - two Busch Gardens parks (nice rides, but both parks also have wildlife conservation programs and wildlife exhibits), two waterparks (each of which is conveniently located near a Busch Gardens park), Sesame Place (Sesame Stre
  7. I also wish PKI had left HB alone. Many parents grew up watching HB cartoons and it was great seeing them point out the various characters to their kids. Even though most kids only recognized Scooby Doo, it still gave the parents something memorable to share with their kids. I'm especially annoyed that The Beastie was re-themed. I thought that they would surely leave that one alone since it wasn't an HB-themed ride, and it had become a family favorite. The Beast is still one of the most popular coasters in the park (probably the most popular at that), and there was really no reason to do that.
  8. http://www.schmidty.com/vmhistory/history/...chwabinchen.asp
  9. Video worked fine here, but maybe that's because I've got a broadband connection.
  10. The ride itself. The pre-show is good, but it would be better if they'd leave the stupid emergency lights off.
  11. Glad they're almost done with it. I really miss that ride! Now we can look forward to standing in really long lines for that ride again
  12. You're probably thinking of Fender Bender 500 - similar concept, but that's about it. The way the ride operates is much different than that of the antique cars. Riders have no control over the cars, and it's all powered by electricity, not gasoline.
  13. Best advice as far as ice water is to bring a souvenir cup or a water bottle of some sort. They'll fill it up with ice water for free.
  14. Yes, they actually did have to build a special access road to get to Delirium, but it wasn't for the sake of transporting the parts. It was so they could get a couple of large cranes and a cherry picker back there to get the big gear up there. I don't think they built the road all the way around the campground. It appears to be an extension off of an existing access road (from what I've seen from the tower...).
  15. Oldiesmann

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    It's just honesty really. If the person says they're at least 13, then the site admin can't get yelled at for collecting their personal info if they're not 13 yet (legal stuff).
  16. That's something that we've known for a while dale...
  17. Oldiesmann

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    I would assume 13, but I don't know for sure.
  18. Actually, it's supposed to be 97 tomorrow. It only hit 96 today. Oh, and in case you're wondering, the hottest day on record in Cincinnati was July 21st, 1934 when it got up to 108!
  19. This is the first time I've actually seen any of them, so it was good to know that they're still around
  20. IPB shortens longer URLs when displaying them... The full URL is http://travel.discovery.com/guides/video/coasters/coastervideos/wood/wood.html
  21. I thought it was very nicely done too. I like how the conference was open to anyone who wanted to come. Most of the time the general public doesn't get invited to these press conferences.
  22. While riding Drop Zone earlier today, I found the antique cars... They're now parked behind Slingshot (on the other side of that wooden fence). Also, there was a little bit of action over at Delirium today, and Face/Off was closed for repairs of some sort (I heard hammering noises coming from that direction and saw a couple maintenance people over there - they had stopped the train right before the second hill.
  23. The presentation this morning was really nice. Sounds like a great time, and I can't wait
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